Const -102 - Construction Management Principles - Claudenice Braga-McCalister
|Course:||Construction Management Principles|
My name is Claudenice Braga-McCalister (professor McCalister) and I will be your professor for this course. I have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and I work as a Project Manager and Safety Director at Lundgren Management Corporation. I have been teaching at COC for 3 years. I have taught Introduction to Construction and Construction Engineering, Blueprint Reading for Construction, California Building Code, The Construction Process – Planning & Scheduling, Construction Estimating Principles, and Introduction to Construction Inspections & Codes. I have been teaching 100% on-ground courses and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had to change to the Distance Learning Format. Originally, this class was not designed to be an online-based class. However, I have done everything possible to make this format suitable to your learning expectations. This class is very interesting, and it provides you with important knowledge necessary for your success in the Construction Industry. I hope you will find this course accessible and easy to understand.
The purpose of this course is to provide you with the understanding and knowledge of the construction industry players, delivery methods of construction, different project stages, roles, responsibilities and qualities of a construction project manager, contract procedures, construction documents and their importance in project management, operational requirements necessary to manage a construction project, and impact of various human relations on the stages and management of a construction project.
What to Expect in this Course
This is a 16-week Distance Education course and it is very intense. This course has a lot of information and work that is due each week. You are expected to dedicate at least 8 hours of study beyond the lecture time on a weekly basis. Graded class discussions will be part of the weekly assignments and are due on Thursdays. You will have quizzes in this class to assess the progress of your learning. The final exam will occur during the last week of the class. A group project may be part of your final grade and the groups will be assigned after week #08 . All handouts, pre-recorded lectures, and assignments will be organized in modules that will open weekly on Mondays. The exams will be done completely online on Canvas and they will be timed; however, you will be allowed two attempts to cover for any problems encountered with internet connection during your first attempt.
Types of Assessments
- Discussion Board
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Jackson, Barbara J. Construction Management JumpStart (3rd ed.). Wiley Publisher, ISBN: 978-1-63126-922-6.
The textbook needs to be purchased by the first week of class. The textbook will be used as the main source of information for this class for content and assignments.
Other Relevant Course Information
In addition to the textbook, you will need a computer with internet connection, a web cam, a microphone, a PDF reader, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel programs.
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Last updated: 08/04/2021 Sub#: 454